follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

ragged edge

noun
1.
the brink, as of a cliff.
2.
any extreme edge; verge.
Idioms
3.
on the ragged edge, in a dangerous or precarious position; on the verge or brink of:
on the ragged edge of despair.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for ragged edge
  • The cloud of dust and gas has been shaped by the star's wind, giving it a ragged edge.
  • Attempts to support the singers with amplification have done little more than give the hollowness a ragged edge.
  • There's no doubting the commitment in her voice, with its clarity and its ragged edge.
  • Twigs browsed by deer will look as though it was partially clipped, with a trailing, ragged edge.
  • Where the plaster has a ragged edge and stops, clean edge and extend to the corner.
  • People who fall asleep quickly, especially in work environments, are at the ragged edge of fatigue.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for ragged edge

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ragged

9
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ragged edge